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01 January, 2009

Happy New Year!...or...The True Test of a Good Son-in-Law

Happy New Year, everybody! I hope yours was wonderful! Ours involved a lot of eating. It was the traditional Southern-style New Year's Day dinner, as I explained in my previous post, which is supposed to bring good luck, good health and prosperity for the new year. This is actually my plate you're looking at. (Yes, I stood on my chair at the dinner table to take this picture while everyone else started eating. Sorry, Miss Janice!) This photo is kind of like the old Hee Haw bit, if you ever watched the show:
Hey, Grandpa, what's for dinner?
HoneyBaked ham, collard greens, black-eyed peas, stewed tomatoes, rice, macaroni and cheese, cornbread and sweet tea...
Yum, yum!
Now...here's my son-in-law's plate...



Hmmmmm.....notice anything? This photo is more like Where's Waldo? Where are the collard greens and black-eyed peas? No cornbread, but that's OK. But no collards and no black-eyed peas??? You might as well just decide you want bad luck for the whole next year!! Poor thing...he really hates them! Hey...wait a minute...look there...



Ohhhh, yes...do you see? Way over there on the back side of the plate? One tiny black-eyed pea and one teensy shred of collards? Yes...what a good son-in-law I have! Taking one for the family! And yes, he did eat them...mixed in with his rice and tomatoes. I can breathe a sigh of relief now. It looks like 2009 is going to be a really good year!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

25 comments:

  1. Oh, that's cute!! I take it he's not.. from the south??

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  2. Ha...too funny! The question is did he eat that 1 black-eyed pea and that smidgen of collard greens. Actually I don't think you can call that collard greens...it was more like a collard green. :-) I see those beautiful plates you bought recently, too! Now about those meal worms, I only order them from Sunshine Mealworms in the spring when the bluebirds and other birds are nesting here in my yard. I usually have them here at the house for around 2 months. Lots of different birds enjoy them and appreciate the extra help in the spring when they are trying to feed those growing babies in the nest. :-) Susan

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  3. Hi Debbie,
    This is sooo yummy looking!
    Love the colorful food on the white plates. Your SIL sure can cook!
    Love this music by the way. It fits!

    Thanks for coming by and the nice compliment. I think I just knew a few kind folks from RMS and was lucky to have everyone's support from the start. :)
    Have a great night. ~Melissa

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  4. Well thank goodness! We wouldn't SIL to have any bad luck! *winks* We had tacos! I hope that's good luck somewhere! Hubby and I stayed home and watched all the festivities on the telly and had a lovely time. Hope your new year will be full of fun and adventure and great friendship Debbie! Vanna

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  5. Glad you had a good dinner Debbie..we had our prime rib and baked poptaoe...ours was YUMMY..Now may you have a lucky year..I bet the house smelled great with all those greens cooking...love the banjo music girl..made me want to drag on my corn cob pipe..hugs and smiles Gloria

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  6. This looks wonderful! And those plates are just beautiful. Hope your new year is full of LOTS of good luck and can't wait to share in your adventures! Hugs, Kathy

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  7. What a guy, at least he participates and now you have it on film to prove it to future generations.Another great post and the food looks wonderful mmmm mmmmm Good! kathysue

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  8. HI DEBBIE, OH GOOD! I LOVE IT!

    I TRIED AND TRIED TO RATE YOU A FIVE STAR ON MICASA AND IT WOULDN'T "STICK". IF THAT MAKES ANY SENSE. I'M NOT SURE WHY. MAYBE THE SITE IS ACTING UP TONIGHT. I KNOW I HAVE GIVEN RATINGS IN THE PAST. I WILL GO BACK AND TRY AGAIN VERY SOON.

    HAVE A GREAT ONE. ~MELISSA :)

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  9. Happy New Year '09, kiddo, and I must say I like your SIL~~~ he has a GOOD sense of HUMOR (sooo important!)!!! I enjoyed reading your blog just now, & the accompanying pics DID make me hungry, darn it!!! Your "God-kid" is too cute for words, too! Sounds like "Life is Good"(!!!), and, "that's a goood thing!"~~~ Warmest wishes for a fabulous 2009, my friend from Gollum's!!! Blessings, Linda/ "Mom..."

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  10. Your food looks wonderful! Your son-in-law is funny! One collard green and one pea! Well, maybe that will keep him from having bad luck! ;)lol! Kristen

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  11. That was to funny!! It was just enough to escape the bad luck. The food looked really good.

    Nicole~

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  12. LOL, Debbie! That is a scream! He gets BIG brownie points with me. :-)

    Love this post!

    Happy New Year!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  13. Hi Debbie...Bless your S-I-L's heart...He was a good boy though and gave it a try! so fun!
    ;-) Bo

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  14. Kudos to your son~in~law for eating a tad bit! He sounds like a good sport! My son dislikes beans or peas of any kind & won't even take one teeny tiny taste! I keep telling him just add a little hot sauce & you may discover it's really good. Anyway, your Southern New Year's Day meal looks wonderful.
    Smiles,
    Carol

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  15. I'm laughing my head off at your son-in-law's plate! Too cute! I notice you used your pretty white dishes that I love. Looks like a really great meal - wish I'd been there!! Have a very happy new year, Debbie! PS. Love the picture of your blogging "staff". :)

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  16. Happy New Year, Debbie! That food looks yummy and the table setting even yummier! Your son is funny putting a piece of black eyed peas just to say he ate one for good luck. LOL! I did not even know about this tradition until Laurie talked about it last night. I hope you wore a polka dotted outfit...Christine

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  17. Debbie, I'm glad your SIL took one for the family..lol..The rest of your meal looks yummy..Sounds like a great time was had by all..Your family sounds like so much fun..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  18. Bless his heart.He's worth keeping,ha.I believe it was Bo.I read somewhere,her MOM used to hide a black-eyed pea in her food.Of course for the luck.Anyway we can get it ,huh?...Ann

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  19. Very good son-in-law! Your food looks great BTW

    I made black-eyed pea chowder (added a bit of spinach for wealth) & at first my daughter said she wasn't eating any, that I shouldn't be "so superstitious". *rolling eyes* But I insisted she take some to give to the kids & she tried a bite, telling me later that the soup "was really good." Score!!!!

    Happy New Year! May you be blessed w/ many dishes. ;o)

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  20. God bless us everyone! LOL...wow, what a trooper he is!
    (whew, that was a close one) LOL

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  21. Bless your son-in-law's heart. He is a good sport. We had our ham, peas and greens, so this year should be the best ever. Hope yours is too. Hugs, Marty

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  22. Wow...My tongue filled with water..

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  23. Oh, that's a hoot! But that boy did eat his goodness for a good start to 2009! Thank you so much for your prayers for my Mother. We're just taking it slowing and will have some health care nurses coming to help us next week! I would have loved to have a plate of that food! We did eat our black eyed peas!
    BE a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. Votre assiette me donne l'appetit! Je suis certaine que tout etait delicieux. Bonne annee a vous ainsi qu'a votre famille! :)

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie